Briefing by Centre for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides in Syria (May 19, 2018)

Saturday, 19 May 2018 10:52

 

The Russian Centre for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides continues working on peaceful settlement of the conflict and providing comprehensive assistance to people in the Syrian Arab Republic.

The Russian-Iranian-Turkish Joint Coordination Centre has registered some cases of ceasefire violation by illegal armed formations in the provinces of Aleppo, Latakia, Hama and Daraa.

The Russian Centre for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides is focused on post-conflict settlement and creating favorable conditions so that people could return back to their homes.

Living houses are being cleared up from mines and ammo in the city of Douma by the Syrian engineering units. Streets are being cleared from rubbles by special equipment; housing and utilities infrastructure is being restored. Over the last 24 hours, 18 houses and their territories have been cleared up. In total, eight explosive devices have been defused.

Utility services have cleared up more than 24 square km in the Eastern Ghouta.

The Russian Centre for Reconciliation has monitored situation in al-Shafuniyah to determine scale for recovering operations

Due to comprehensive support 65,796 citizens of the Eastern Ghouta have returned to their homes from camps for refugees and temporary displaced persons.

Measures are being taken to stabilize situation in other suburbs of Damascus.

Law enforcement bodies of the Syrian Arab Republic and units of the Russian military police are cooperating to prevent provocations and ensure the safety of civilians in the settlements of Yalda, Babilla and Bayt-Sahm.

Five houses were cleared up in the settlement of Rukheiba. One improvised explosive device was found and defused.

The Russian side conducts humanitarian events in other regions of Syria as well.

The Syrian law enforcement bodies and Russian military police are cooperating to prevent provocations and ensure the safety of civilians in the settlements of al-Rastan and Talbiseh.

Representatives of the Russian Centre for Reconciliation, governor of Homs province and Syria’s Industry Minister attended the ceremonial launch of a cold storage facility in al-Rastan.

The Russian Centre for Reconciliation is above all focused on stabilizing the humanitarian situation, providing medical assistance to the people in need and meeting the priority needs of citizens.

The Russian Centre for Reconciliation held humanitarian actions in al-Tabiyah, Deir ez-Zor province, and Balas, Aleppo province. People received 890 food sets and fresh-baked bread. Total weight of cargo has amounted to five tons.

Russian military medics provided medical assistance to 23 Syrians, including 15 children.

The reconstruction of the destroyed social infrastructure and the establishment of peaceful life in the Syrian provinces enable people to return back to their former homes.

Over the past day, 221 people have returned to Homs province, 45 people – to Deir ez-Zor province (the eastern shore of the Euphrates) and 107 – to the Eastern Ghouta.

The Russian Centre is registering the number of citizens leaving Tell Rifaat de-escalation zone for Membij, Aleppo province. Over the last 24 hours, 557 people with personal properties have left the area.

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